Category Archives: Current Events

Pence to speak near Pittsburgh


The anti-abortion Susan B. Anthony List is bringing Mike Pence to the Pittsburgh area on Wednesday, September 9, 2020. The event, Life Wins!, will be hosted at Cornerstone Ministries located in Export, PA (Westmoreland County), and will feature Vice President … Continue reading

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Behind the Times


In one of those “Good News, Bad News” stories, the Mississippi state legislature has finally decide to remove the confederate insignia from their state flag, which had been adopted way back in 1894.  That is the good news, even if it … Continue reading

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Science Denial at the “Pete”


On May 8th and 9th, Pittsburgh will be hosting the religious zealot, Joyce Meyer. Meyer, whose net worth is estimated to be $8 million, is one of the 10 richest pastors in the county. She regularly travels in her private … Continue reading

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Incivility firmly ensconced in Ohio


I frequently hear calls for more “respectful” dialogue coming from those on the political right.  At the same time, those making the call deride progressives as being ideologically rigid, arrogant, and disrespectful of their positions and their values  Obviously they’ve … Continue reading

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Lettuce Prey


In a very bizarre rant this past week, creationist Kent Hovind wrote “So for the 57th time, how could lettuce evolve slowly by chance and from what? How many trillions of intermediate steps would there have to be to go from … Continue reading

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Removing a Wuerl of Catholics


This past week saw the release of a horrific report of abuse by Catholic leaders in Pennsylvania with CNN reporting a grand jury report released earlier this week that accused more than 300 Catholic “predator priests” of abusing more than … Continue reading

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Incivility? Or Legitimate Protest?


Author’s Note: I know I’ve painted with a broad brush, but if I put in all the nuances and caveats, this would be a novella. So take it for what it is – my take. Two weeks ago, Sarah Huckleberry-Sanders, … Continue reading

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SCOTUS Got It Wrong Again – Part 2


So why is deference to religion so detrimental to society? There are a couple of reasons for this, but let’s start with one of the most fundamental problems by examining religion at its most basic level. Every religion or faith … Continue reading

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AG Jeff Sessions: Religion trumps established law


Without much fanfare late last month, Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued an addendum to the US Attorneys’ Manual: 1-15.000 – Respect for Religious Liberty, which  clearly lacks all respect for the 1st Amendment.  The document, which seems to be flying … Continue reading

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Understanding how a culture keeps itself blissfully ignorant


Here is a perfect example of how a culture keeps itself ignorant and a threat to the civil liberties of everyone. Students of a northeast Ohio school district (or should I say, their parents and guardians) decried the fact that … Continue reading

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